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California Energy Commission
Business Meeting

WEDNESDAY, January 8, 2003

1516 Ninth Street
Hearing Room A, First Floor
Sacramento, California 95814
10 a.m.
(Wheelchair Accessible)

Note: Audio from this meeting will be broadcast over the Internet.
Please see our page at: www.energy.ca.gov/realaudio/.


  1. CONSENT CALENDAR. (Items on the Consent Calendar will be taken up and voted on as a group. A Commissioner may request that an item be discussed and moved to later on the agenda)
    1. COMMISSION CO-SPONSORSHIPS. Possible approval of two co-sponsorship requests for which the Energy Commission might provide financial support, the participation of key speakers, provide guidance in the selection of speakers, permit the use of its name, plus staff time for a speaker and include promotional materials with regularly scheduled mailings.

      - Ethanol in California, Opportunities for Increased Utilization and Production, February 5-6, 2003, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Sacramento, California

      - 11th National Conference on Building Commissioning, May 19-20, 2003, Palm Springs, California.

    2. 2000 INTERNATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION CODE. Commission consideration and possible approval of staff's findings that the latest version of California's Title 24 Part 6 which became effective on June 1, 2001, is more efficient than the 2000 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC).

    3. SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AT SAN DIEGO. Possible approval of a Work Authorization WA-004 to perform preliminary work on climate monitoring, analyses, and modeling for California. The total cost for this project no not to exceed $1,300,000.

    4. ELK HILLS POWER PROJECT (99-AFC-1C): Possible approval of a petition to amend traffic/transportation condition of certification TRANS-7 to use the existing 135 ft. long temporary construction equipment access road as the permanent primary access road to the power plant.

  1. HAIDER TAHA CONSULTANT. Possible approval of Contract 500-02-013 for $140,798 to develop meteorological and air quality models, develop model inputs, estimate reductions in energy consumption from the heat island reduction strategies and assess the effectiveness of heat island reduction in improving air quality in two to three California air basins. Contact: Kelly Birkinshaw, (916) 654-4542. (15 minutes)

  2. PETROLEUM TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER COUNCIL. Possible approval of Contract 500-03-001 for $300,000 to analyze well geology and demonstrate suitable technological solutions that can reduce electric power consumption in California oilfields by reducing the excess water production. Contact: Tony Wong, (916) 654-4015. (15 minutes)

  3. ELECTRICITY INNOVATION INSTITUTE (E21). Possible approval of Contract 500-02-014 for $2,100,000 to conduct collaborative research, development and demonstration projects. Contact: Gary Klein, (916) 653-8555. (15 minutes)

  4. (has been postponed to January 22, 2003) FUEL EFFICIENCY TIRE PROGRAM. Possible adoption by the Commission of the recommendations requested by SB 1170 for the Governor and Legislature for a California State Fuel-Efficiency Tire Program. Recommendation will include a consultant report and appendix. Contact: Bernard Treanton, (916) 654-4512. (15 minutes)

  5. (has been postponed to January 22, 2003) EMERGENCY RULEMAKING ON APPLIANCE EFFICIENCY REGULATIONS. Commission consideration and possible adoption of some or all of the items covered in Docket No. 02-APPL-01 - Emergency Rulemaking on Appliance Efficiency Regulations. Contact: Micael Martin, (916) 654-2039. (15 minutes)

  6. 2002/2003 BUDGET BILL REVIEWED. During the 2002-03 Budget bill review, the Legislature considered adopting fees to finance the Energy Commission's energy facilities siting program. The Legislature directed the Energy Commission to prepare a report on alternative fee structures for imposing fees on developers seeking approval for power plants and related facilities and for ongoing costs associated with the compliance monitoring program. This item is to brief the Commission on the staff's findings and recommendation in response to the directive and to seek approval to forward the report to the chairs of the specified legislative committees. Contact: Dave Maul, (916) 654-3841. (20 minutes)

    Staff Draft Report - Siting Fee Study

  7. Minutes

    Approval of Minutes from December 11, 2002 and December 18, 2002.

  8. Commission Committee and Oversight

    A discussion on Commission Committee and Oversight matters may be held.

  9. Chief Counsel's Report

    The Commission may adjourn to closed session with its legal counsel to determine whether facts and circumstances exist that warrant the initiation of litigation [Government Code section 11126(e)(3)] or whether facts and circumstances exist that constitute a significant exposure to litigation against the Commission [Government Code section 11126(e)(2)].

  10. Executive Director's Report

    Closed session may be held on personnel matters.
    [Authority: Government Code, Section 11126(a).]

  11. Public Adviser's Report

  12. Public Comment
  13. People may speak up to five minutes on any matter concerning the Energy Commission.

The Energy Commission may recess the meeting and continue it later for purposes of a general discussion of internal organization and policy. No action will be taken at such a continued session. The Energy Commission will announce whether it plans to continue the meeting in this manner and the time and location at the end of the last numbered item.

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News media inquiries should be directed to: Claudia Chandler, Assistant Director -- (916) 654-4989

Questions about participation in the Business Meeting should be directed to: Roberta Mendonca, Public Adviser -- (916) 654-4489 or (800) 822-6228

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